Ten animated short films have made it on to the shortlist for the 82nd Academy Awards from an original pool of 37 eligible titles.

The ten in alphabetical order by title, with production companies, are:

The Cat Piano by Eddie White and Ari Gibson (The People’s Republic Of Animation);
French Roast
by Fabrice O Joubert (Pumpkin Factory/Bibo Films);
Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty
by Nicky Phelan (Brown Bag Films);
The Kinematograph
by Tomek Baginski (Platige Image);
The Lady And The Reaper (La Dama Y La Muerte)
by Javier Recio Gracia (Kandor Graphics and Green Moon);
by Nicolas Schmerkin (Autour De Minuit);
A Matter Of Loaf And Death
by Nick Park (Aardman Animations);
Partly Cloudy
by Peter Sohn (Pixar Animation Studios);
by Cordell Barker (National Film Board Of Canada); and
by Roelof van den Bergh (Il Luster Productions)

The Academy’s short films and feature animation branch will vote to decide the five nominees. Nominations will be announced on February 2, 2010, ahead of the Academy Awards show on March 7.